A clapperboard used in Richard Loncraine’s romantic comedy Finding Your Feet.
Middle class snob Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) seeks refuge with her bohemian sister Bif (Celia Imrie) after discovering her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend Pamela (Josie Lawrence).
A clapperboard is one of the most iconic and memorable aspects of the movie making industry. For decades this vital piece of equipment enables not just sound and image to be synchronised, but to also advise whoever’s viewing the raw footage the exact details of the upcoming shot. The simple monochromatic device has become a symbolic image synonymous with films, and is still used to this day.
This original production-used insert clapperboard features the printed text “Finding Your Feet” with a footprint design incorporated into the film’s title, along with the director’s name “Richard Loncraine” and Cinematographer’s name “John Pardue”. The letter “A” has been printed in red under the title “Roll” while the other fields on the clapperboard are blank. Pieces of bright yellow tape and laminated piece of paper have been applied at the bottom and on the back, including various information such as the date of filming.
The clapstick remains firmly attached and has a magnet fitted to keep it secure, remaining in good working order and producing a sharp snap when closed. Minor wear from production use is present on the additional pieces of tape and the clapper stick paint finish. The board also displays minor marks and scratches to the plastic. However, the clapperboard remains in very good condition.
Materials: Plastic, Ferrous Metals, Man-Made Woven Fibres.
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.